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The Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum

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Bufalo, NY 14216, United States
The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York's premier historical organization since 1862. We are the keepers of the authentic stories that make our community unique. Our collections, exhibits, and programs tell the stories of the people, events, and movements that demonstrate Western New York's essential place in shaping American history.

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United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 100th (1862-1865)

Includes minutes from annual reunions (1911-1951); general membership records and correspondence kept by the secretary; some materials related to veterans of 8th N.Y. Heavy Artillery Regiment; clippings related to the organization's activities; and official documents, including a muster roll (Co. B, 1865) and appointment of Edwin Nichols as Captain, 1864.

Tuppen, Charles D.

The collection includes correspondence, reports, resolutions, contracts, notes, maps, cost estimates, and other financial data, architectural and engineering specifications, and speeches concerning plans for a domed stadium for Erie County, 1967- 1975; notes and printed materials about stadiums built in other U.S. cities; newspaper clippings; and records of Kenford Company et al. vs. the County of Erie, a suit in State Supreme Court regarding breach of the county’s stadium contract, 1971-1989.

Riley, Bennett, 1787-1853

Includes letters thanking Riley for his assistance to the Santa Fe Company, 1829; bounty land certificate issued to Riley for his father's service during the Revolutionary War, 1838; invitations to public dinners in Riley's honor; an offer of a bounty for males captured or killed at Riley's post in Florida, 1841; letters and resolutions regarding presentations of swords and other commemoratives to Riley for his gallantry, service, and good conduct; two letters written to his parents by Bennett I. Riley while in military service, 1853; cadet appointment of Edward B. D. Riley, 1853; a letter and poem sent to Mrs. Bennett Riley on her husband's death; a letter to Edward B. D. Riley regarding a cane made by Bennett Riley; and biographical information on Bennett Riley. Also, eight military commissions of Bennett Riley, signed by various presidents and secretaries of war, 1820-1851.

Preston, Albert G., 1879-1965

Transcripts of hearings held in Mayor Louis P. Fuhrmann's office for Commission Charter, 1914; transcripts of committee meetings, draft speeches, memoranda, messages and other papers of Mayor Charles E. Roesch, 1930-1934; and papers of the New York State Commission for the Revision of the Tax laws, including transcripts of public hearings and executive sessions, 1930-1931.

Prescott, Brainard E.

Erie County Survey Commission for reorganization of county government (Kenefick Commission): hearing transcripts and allied material, 1933-1935; letters and broadsides by Gerrit Smith, 1866-1869; letters of Booker T. Washington from the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1908-1911; and letters and papers, 1932-1933, about the life of Jonas Harrison.